Rugby player Matthew Hayden, 17, was left with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after being mowed down by a gang in a car and hit over the head with a golf club. Matthew called his parents as he lay bleeding in the street and told them: “I’m dying, I love you.”
Were the attackers Muslims? Well, since the British media are calling the attackers “Asians,” you can be pretty certain they weren’t Chinese or Japanese. And because they mention “race,” you wouldn’t be out of line to guess that the gang members were Muslims from North Africa.
Daily Star (h/t Phil S) Matthew Hayden, 17, suffred a fractured skull and needed emergency surgery for a brain bleed after an “unprovoked” and “horrendous” attack in Littleborough, Rochdale, on Saturday morning. (FYI: The city of Rochdale is notorious as the home of one of the largest Muslim grooming/prostitution gangs, where countless Muslims have been convicted and jailed)
The “promising” Littleborough RUFC player was driving on Smithy Bridge Road when his Vauxhall Corsa was struck by a black Nissan Micra. When Matthew got out of the car, the Micra mowed him down before the attackers, one of whom had a golf club, battered him.
Police said the attackers, described as four or five “Asian males,” launched racial abuse at Matthew as they beat him on the floor at around 2am.
One of the attackers is believed to have smashed his car window and struck his friend Josh Jones, 18, with a crowbar, leaving him with “significant hand and facial injuries.”
A third friend Zac Madden, who was a passenger in the car, managed to escape unharmed. Greater Manchester Police have tonight revealed that it is treating the attack as a hate crime (another clue that Muslims are involved).
Matthew is recovering at Salford Royal Hospital, but his family feared he may never play rugby again. In a statement, his club Littleborough RUFC said Matthew said has had to cancel a scholarship in America this summer.
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack that has left the victim with life changing injuries, so it’s vital that we find the people responsible for this horrendous incident.